If All the Seas Were Ink

A Memoir


Author: Ilana Kurshan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121272

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature** **2018 Natan Book Award Finalist** **Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies ** The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life." The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original." The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.” American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.” At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce,Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for“daily page” of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundredyears. Her story is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriageand motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turningpage after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tourof the Talmud. For people of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If All theSeas Were Ink is a celebration of learning, through literature, how to fall in loveonce again. Discussion guide available at ilanakurshan.com

Islam and Literalism


Author: Robert Gleave

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655549

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 8776

An investigatigation of the phenomenon of literal interpretation in Islam, which proposes the literal meaning as the only acceptable one. It focuses on the tradition of Muslim legal writings, and also makes reference to Quranic exegesis (tafsir) and Arabi

Jewish Wit and Wisdom


Author: Herb Galewitz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110141

Category: Humor

Page: 64

View: 9344

Sometimes hilarious and frequently profound, this collection of aphorisms includes observations and remarks from statesmen, writers, artists, philosophers, jurists, musicians, and celebrities — from the prophets of the Old Testament to Woody Allen.

Mystical Dimensions of Islam


Author: Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807812714

Category: Religion

Page: 506

View: 6854

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Mystical Dimensions of Islam


Author: Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807899763

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel's his

Beyond the Verse

Talmudic Readings and Lectures


Author: Emmanuel Levinas

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485114300

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 3615

Available in paperback for the first time, this is an important collection of essays dealing with problems in Jewish thought.

Al Tawhid

Its Implications on Thought and Life


Author: Ismail Raji al-Faruqi

Publisher: IIIT

ISBN: 0912463805

Category: Religion

Page: 237

View: 8869

If the concept of tawhid is central to Islam and everything Islamic, it is because of its centrality to existence and everything that exists. Indeed, Islamic science, whether religious, moral or natural is essentially a quest to discover the order underlying the variegated world of multiplicity. The work of al shahid, Dr. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi on the subject of tawhid affords the reader not only a look on the axial doctrine of Islam, but also allows the reader to understand that doctrine from a number of different perspectives. In the endeavor to explain the simple truths of the doctrine of unity, Dr. al-Faruqi touches upon a broad spectrum of subjects, drawing elements from history, comparative religion, anthropology, philosophy, ethics, epistemology, archaeology, and other disciplines. As such, his concept of tawhid is rich in the depth of its erudition, abundant in its perception, and direct in its implications for life and thought. Indeed, it is perhaps this work more than any other that reflects the profound and original thought of Dr. al-Faruqi.

Medieval Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Egypt

The Secular Poetry of the Karaite Poet Moses ben Abraham Darʿī. Karaite Texts and Studies


Author: Joachim J.M.S. Yeshaya

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004191844

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 1789

Offering an edition of secular poems taken from the earliest, fifteenth-century manuscript, this book seeks to evaluate Moses Darʿī’s poetry in the light of the Andalusian-Hebrew poetical tradition and within the context of Hebrew literary activity in the Muslim East.

Medieval Welsh Literature


Author: Andrew Breeze

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 1816

"In this book, the first general history of the literature of medieval Wales, Andrew Breeze surveys the development of this subject over the course of a millennium, including the heroic poems of Aneirin and Taliesin, tales of magic and romance in 'The Mabinogion', and the comic genius of the fourteenth-century bard Dafydd ap Gwilym. Dr Breeze discloses the authorship of the centrepiece of medieval Welsh literature, The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, revealing it to have been written by a woman, Gwenllian, the wife of Gruffydd ap Rhys, prince of Dyfed. She emerges from this study as the greatest of Welsh prose writers, and among the first rank of medieval women writers. Written for the general reader in an accessible style, Medieval Welsh Literature incorporates the latest research in the field."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved